The Poetical Works of Thomas Hood; With Some Account of the Author Volume 1

The Poetical Works of Thomas Hood; With Some Account of the Author Volume 1

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1882 edition. Excerpt: ...And bless, internally, the merry boy Who "makes a son-shine in a shady place." WRITTEN IN A VOLUME OV SHAKSPEARE. How bravely Autumn paints upon the sky The gorgeous fame of Summer which is fled! Hues of all flow'rs that in their ashes lie, Trophied in that fair light whereon they fed, . Tulip, and hyacinth, and sweet rose red, --Like exhalations from the leafy mould, Look here how honour glorifies the dead, And warms their scutcheons with a glance of gold!--Such is the memory of poets old, Who on Parnassus' hill have bloom'd elate; Now they are laid under their marbles cold, And turn'd to clay, whereof they were create; But God Apollo hath them all en roll'd, And blazon'd on the very clouds of fate! n. TO FANCY. Most delicate Ariel! submissive thing, Won by the mind's high magic to its hest, --Invisible embassy, or secret guest, --Weighing the light air on a lighter wing;--Whether into the midnight moon, to bring Illuminate visions to the eye of rest, --Or rich romances from the florid West, --Or to the sea, for mystic whispering, --Still by thy charm'd allegiance to the will, The fruitful wishes prosper in the brain, As by the fingering of fairy skill, --Moonlight, and waters, and soft music's strain, Odours, and blooms, and my Miranda's smile, Making this dull world an enchanted isle. III. TO AN ENTHUSIAST. Young ardent soul, graced with fair Nature's truth, / Spring warmth of heart, and fervency of mind, And still a large late love of all thy kind, Spite of the world's cold practice and Time's tooth, For all these gifts, I know not, in fair sooth, Whether to give thee joy, or bid thee blind Thine eyes with tears, --that thou hast not resign'd The passionate fire and fierceness of thy youth: For as the current of thy life shall-flow, Gilded...show more

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  • Paperback | 136 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 7mm | 254g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236489470
  • 9781236489470